Dorothy E. Bergmann, 69, most recently of Iowa City, but had lived in Aurora and Mattoon, Illinois, for many years, died Thursday, November 30, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Dorothy Elizabeth Kane was born June 28, 1948 in Waukegan, IL the daughter of John and Dorothy E. (Sine) Kane. Following graduation from high school, she attended Northern Illinois University. She began a career with RR Donnelley that lasted nearly 41 years, and this is where she met her husband, Ronald Bergmann. They were married on August 28, 1999, in Mattoon, IL.
Their family had moved a number of times because of their careers, but everywhere they landed new friends were made with ease. Dorothy cherished these friendships for a lifetime. She was known to enjoy her time working in the yard, landscaping, gardening, and mowing with their John Deere garden tractor. Dorothy was a respected leader and appreciated being able to share her knowledge and experiences from her years at RR Donnelley with her peers and others. In the later years she had become a Blackhawks hockey fan and took great pride in her Rummy game especially with her family. She and Ron just moved to Iowa City this past month to be closer to her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson; you see, there was nothing better than being “Grandma” to James!
Her family includes her husband, Ronald, daughter and husband, Michelle Croft and Jonathan Beard; grandson, James Beard; and her brother, Michael Kane. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Patricia Krieger and John Kane.
Private services have been held in Iowa City. To share a thought, memory or condolence please go to the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Dorothy’s family and her services.